Thanks to his multiple roles in 'Avatar', the director has raked in around $257 million last year, far above the runner-up, Johnny Depp.
Director James Cameron has topped a list of Hollywood's top movie earners of 2010 after taking home a staggering $257 million last year. The "Avatar" director earned the estimated figure for writing, producing and directing the 3-D blockbuster, according to a Vanity Fair survey of the top 40 Hollywood earners.
The 56-year-old director beat actor Johnny Depp, who followed with earnings of $100 million. Steven Spielberg was third with $80 million. Director Christopher Nolan and his "Inception" star Leonardo DiCaprio round out the top five.
Kristen Stewart was the highest-ranking female on the list, coming in at No. 13 with $28.5 million.